Christie announced the grant program Monday in a visit to a Brick Township neighborhood where all the homes are on lagoons.
Each homeowner will receive up to $30,000 in federal grant money to help them elevate their homes.
“The people who have the greatest risk and suffered the greatest damage will go first and everybody else will go in descending order,” Gov. Christie said Monday. “By helping people to elevate their homes, they can literally raise their homes out of harm’s way.”